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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

The government should be smaller, the Postal Service's finances need to be addressed once and for all, and it may be time to rethink the civil service system. This is all according to Senator Ron Johnson. The Wisconsin Republican will replace Delaware Democrat Tom Carper as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in December. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Senator Johnson discussed his priorities.

Tags: Ron Johnson , USPS , Congress , Senate , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 11/21/2014, 11:20am EST
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IG Report: Better acquisition monitoring needed at DHS

In his review of the Department of Homeland Security, the DHS inspector general says the agency needs better monitoring of catching duplicative programs and acquisition. An independent auditor also outlines some flaws at DHS.

Tags: DHS , OIG , oversight , acquisition , Acquisition management , Jory Heckman , management

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 11:30am EST

Congress passes bills to reduce duplicative reports, improve access to public records

Wednesday was a productive day for Congress as the House sent two bills to President Barack Obama and a pair of critical DHS nominees head to the Senate floor.

Tags: Congress , Senate , House , duplicative reports , Darrell Issa , Mark Warner , Kelly Ayotte , Elijah Cummings , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Russell Deyo , DHS , public records , Sarah Saldana , Elise Garofalo

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 01:16pm EST

GAO: Agencies not using performance data to decide policy, budget changes

In its new report, the Government Accountability Office found that agency managers aren't using performance data to objectively determine the success of programs before making changes to their policies or budget.

Tags: GAO , Government Performance and Results Act , performance data , Tom Coburn , Elijah Cummings , oversight , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Congress , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/14/2014, 11:15am EST

White House now thinks smaller is better for cyber bills

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said the administration believes getting cyber legislation through Congress on small pieces is more likely to be successful than in one comprehensive bill. Legislation to update FISMA, to improve information sharing and to expand the workforce all have garnered bi-partisan support.

Tags: Michael Daniel , technology , White House , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Frank Cilluffo , The Homeland Security Policy Institute , cybersecurity , workforce , training , Congress , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/10/2014, 04:19am EDT

Lawmakers debate future of DHS headquarters project

House Homeland Security Committee lawmakers and GAO highlighted funding shortfalls and a need to update plans. Meanwhile, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs majority issued a report detailing why its research shows Congress should make the DHS headquarters consolidation project a priority.

Tags: management , DHS , Congress , oversight , GAO , GSA , Chris Cummiskey , real property , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:03am EDT

Anne Rung confirmed as OFPP administrator

The Senate approved Anne Rung's nomination by voice vote. Procurement experts say improving the acquisition workforce and addressing concerns with strategic sourcing are among her top priorities.

Tags: Anne Rung , OFPP , acquisition , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Roger Waldron , Coaltion for Government Procurement , Dan Gordon , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , training , Shaun Donovan , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Sam Graves , House Small Business Community , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:00pm EDT

OMB asked to address agency-IG quarrels

The Inspector General Act gives IGs authority to obtain any information necessary for their investigations, but some agencies are giving IGs a hard time with their requests. Members of Senate and House oversight committees are calling on Shaun Donovan, the recently confirmed director of the Office of Management and Budget, to address the issue.

Tags: inspector general , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Tom Coburn , Darrell Issa , Elijah Cummings , Shaun Donovan , Stephanie Wasko , oversight , information sharing

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 01:58pm EDT

Random audits would close gaps in security clearance process

The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2013 requires the Office of Personnel Management to implement an enhanced security clearance system. Under the system, every security clearance gets two random audits over a five-year time period.

Tags: security clearance , OPM , Senate , Claire McCaskill , Kelly Ayotte , Tom Coburn , Shefali Kapadia , oversight

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Lawmakers optimistic about IT reform, cyber improvements

The nomination of Shaun Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as a variety of bills dealing with federal IT reform and cybersecurity updates crowded the docket of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee business meeting Wednesday.

Tags: technology , Congress , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Tom Coburn , IT reform , cybersecurity , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Beth Cobert , Mark Forman , TASC , Erica McCann , Daniel Castro , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/26/2014, 09:37am EDT
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